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History

The Reykjavík Arts Festival was founded in 1969 by the Ministry of Culture, the City of Reykjavík and the Federation of Icelandic Artists, on the initiative of conductor Vla­dimir Ashkenazy, who remains its honorary president, and Ivar Eske­land, then director of the Nordic House in Reykjavík. It was held biennually from 1970 to 2004 and annually after that.

In the context of the Reykja­vík Arts Festi­val, hundreds of art­ists from all parts of the globe have per­formed or exhi­bited in Iceland. It is one of the oldest and most respected arts festivals in the Nordic countries.